Hungry after gastric bypass
on 1/3/11 8:05 am - Canada
Also I had head hunger where I thought I wanted food. My emotions were wack and I wanted food to comfort me.
(The nerve ending that is the real trigger for hunger and it has been cut. He can't get the hunger trigger.)
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If he is on FULL Liquids that mean he can have protein shakes which will fill him up, its like a meal in a shake.It has been a week, he should be drinking WAY more than 2 Tbs every 20 minutes.
At this point I would say he should be able to drink a protein shake (8 oz) in about 20 minutes. Start with constant small sips and then whatever he can do comfortably.
JELLO! I made mine with unflavored protein by mixing it with the cold water that you mix into the ho****er after the jello packet is dissoved in it. It seems to make me feel like I'm eating something even though it melts in my mouth before it gets to my tummy! :)
I too have the rumblings which I used to assume was hunger but after RNY I think its just the intestines finally dealing with some food!!!
Good luck to your son and be sure to follow doctors orders!